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Feeding eggs back to chickens

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by schatze, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. schatze

    schatze Songster

    Feb 25, 2011
    I am doing an annual deworming of my birds (I have 40 chickens and ducks), so the vet said to not eat the eggs during this time but the chickens can. I'm blowing out the eggs since I use the shells for crafts, so I have the contents in a large container in the fridge for now that I am going to freeze in smaller portions. How much egg can they be fed on a day to day basis? I'd hate to just throw it out, but there's so much.

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    You already know the reason for the ban on eating eggs during that period is they retain a portion of the dewormer in the egg. Feeding them back to the chickens won't harm them, after all they took in a much larger dose for the deworming. The thing is that you want their systems to clear out the dewormer, so feeding them back a smaller amount will lengthen the time for them to really clean out. Maybe feeding them to something else during that time would be better. Or maybe you could learn to make paint with them.

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